What is Academic Advising?
Academic advising is a decision-making process through which students, aided by advisors, realize the maximum educational benefits available to them by better understanding themselves and learning how to use the resources of the university to meet their own unique needs and aspirations, both personally and academically.
Viterbo University uses a dual advising model in which all students are assigned to work and build relationships with a professional academic advisor and a faculty advisor in their academic discipline. The goal of all academic advising is to assist students in taking responsibility for developing meaningful educational plans that are reflective of their potential and their career and life goals. Advisors confer with and guide students about course schedules and educational experiences, but students themselves are responsible for selecting the content of their academic program and making progress toward an academic degree.
Why Do We Advise?
We empower and support each individual student so they can confidently achieve their unique goals and progress toward graduation.
How Do We Advise?
Acknowledge and honor individuals’ unique identity and experiences.
- Advocate for the needs of all students.
- Listen with care and empathy to student concerns.
- Guide students through their college experience.
- Challenge students to think critically about learning experiences.
- Connect students with resources.
- Find creative solutions for barriers to success.
- Celebrate student accomplishments.
Where is Academic Advising?
As a member of the Hub for Student Support, academic advising offices are located on the 3rd floor of Murphy Center. Due to the relational nature of advising work, students should communicate and meet with their assigned academic or faculty advisor. For general support, please contact us in the following ways:
Hub for Student Support:
Murphy Center, room 332